As a designer, always back up your work station with that…

Hey guys,  Today, I’ve just face an unexpected driver issue with my Macbook laptop and Wacom Cintiq 22HD tablet.  If I were no prepared, it could be highly damaging…  Lucky I could prevent it, and I wanna share with you how you can protect your work station as well. Installing a new Wacom driver This afternoon,  I…

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My first “Concepts app” sketching Tips on iPad Pro / TIP 254

You can download concepts app here for iPad Pro or Microsoft: https://concepts.app/en/ Hey guys, Welcome to TheDesignSketchbook.com. And today we discover the app Concepts on iPad Pro! But first of all, I have here a very special glove which is going to help me to solve one of the major problems that issue that has…

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My 1st sketch on the app for Product designers: SKETCHA on iPad Pro

Hello ! My friend and student Oliver Esther recommended me a new sketching software called:  SKETCHA. I couldn’t wait  to make a try and show it to you! Hehe. The software is minimalist. And it helps you draw with dynamic lines! I am glad to discover that it has been created by designer for designers!…

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How to draw hatching and rise your Speed of sketching / TIP 235

Hello ! I hope you are having a great week-end ! : ) In product design sketching there is something essential you need to have: It is your Speed of sketching. That’s what I’m going to help you with today. I do use Hatching in all my sketches : Faster you draw, more ideas you can drop on…

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Let’s sketch Harley Quinn ! (Demo and drawing Tips)

If you follow me for a while,
you know how I invite you to explore diverse sketching style
to build up your own as a Designer.

If like me you like the Marvel and DC, you might like today video :).

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24 Drawing Tips to raise your Product Design skills

Today, I would like to share with you how you can start drawing from a reference picture to create your own product design! I started to search on Google pictures about tools and found out an interesting cordless grinder. I like its mechanical features. I share with you a series of 24 sketching tips to…

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5 reasons why you should NOT start learning to sketch with a Graphic tablet (but with a ball point pen)

How are you today ? . . Summer holiday period is starting ! : ) I hope you are crazy boosted for enjoying this free time for what you love: Sketching ! And get a great practice before going back to your Design school in September. . If you have any question during your journey about…

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Invest in yourself first. Don’t always “chase” the latest designer tools.

Hey guys, I have just received a message from Krishna who told me a senior students offer her a Graphire tablet (It’s the early generation of graphic tablet from Wacom). She doesn’t have yet the budget for a Cintiq but she’is interested in an Intuos 3.  Let me show you why as a junior student, you may…

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How to install the Ergotron arm on your desk for Wacom Cintiq 22

Today, I am super excited as one of my dream has been realized. As a user of the Wacom Cintiq 22HD, I did myself a little present: The Ergotron arm! If you are also a Wacom Cintiq user, I think you are gonna love it!  What is Ergotron about? The Ergotron is an LCD monitor…

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Should I start sketching on paper or Ipad Pro? | TIP 185

Hello from Paris Airport! It’s 6.19am, and I am waiting for my flight to Singapore with a transit at Ryhad. Today I wanna share with you a question I received from Yanik, who left a message on one of my video tutorial on Youtube. Oh, I will keep you updated about the preparation of the online…

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How to draw faster with your Wacom Cintiq 13HD with a simple IKEA accessory

Last week I bought some felt pad to stick under a table so it wouldn’t scratch the floor. I realized then that the heavy table actually slide easily on the ground. So we wouldn’t even need any wheel. Later on, I started to sketch on my Cintiq 13 HD and kept frustrated with the adherence…

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How to choose: Markers or Wacom tablet? |TIP142

Daniel has just started Design sketching. Yesterday, he let me a public comment asking me a question that you may wonder as well: Q: I bought a Wacom tablet. Should I still practice with pen and marker by hand ? Hello Daniel, About the markers, if your school aims to teach you how to use…

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How to start digital sketching ? (Material and software)

When I was student (2003-2009), my classmates and I didn’t have any Digital tablet at school to practice on. The first tablet I put my hands on was an humble Graphire* from Wacom I bought from the IT store.  I was so happy to make my first steps on digital that I doubled my walking…

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How I bring my IMac 21″ and Wacom Cintiq 22″ by plane! | TIP130

I have just flied back to my hometown in France where I will set up a new office space to have more time to create new tutorials and great content for designers. Keep posted ! Today I share with you an experience you may face as well, and may also give you a lot of…

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Perspective | How to visualize and spot the converging lines? | TIP106 | VIDEO

When you sketch an object, most of the time you can’t possibly draw the full set of Perspective: Horizon line Vanishing points Converging lines. However, it’s SUPER ESSENTIAL to always keep in mind the perspective rules to make sure that your sketch is correct. With practice, your brain will end visualising the converging lines intuitively.…

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